Tuesday, November 22, 2011

catching up

So I know I've been missing, but there's been very little time for blogging lately, and running around after Sara seems to be filling up all my available hours ... I don't have many new projects to show, although I did manage to finish a couple of things.
But first, some old knits I wanted to share with you: the smocked baby cardi I made for S. at 3 months, and which still fits her now at 16 months (although short sleeved) ... and the yellow daisy cardi I made last year and which finally fits her like a glove - really cute, right ?


As for new knits, I also made S. the red gnome hat above, and for myself an Angostura vest with gorgeous Fyberspates yarn (wool + silk).
Pattern: Gnome hat by Skruddevutt
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Extra Merino Big
More details on Ravelry here

Pattern: Angostura, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Fyberspates Scrumptious DK, in Cherry Red
Details on Ravelry

This was my favourite pattern from Ysolda's latest book, Little Red in the City. The book is a mine of information about sizing and shaping and adapting the projects to have the perfect fit, and as always Ysolda's patterns are very well written. The yarn is amazing, although a bit splitty while knitting, but the end result is stunning. Very good stitch definition, and so incredibly soft.